Monday, October 31, 2016 Seattle Pacific University

Campus News & Events

Creative Conversations
Library’s Creative Conversations with Professor of Theology Daniel Castelo

This week’s Creative Conversations features Professor of Theology Daniel Castelo, who will discuss themes around Pentecostalism. His talk is titled “Pentecostalism as a Christian Mystical Tradition.” The event takes place Thursday, November 3, in the Library Reading Room, 3-3:50 p.m. Light snacks will be provided. 


SPU Women's Choir
Choirs in Concert Nov. 4; Jazz Concert Nov. 8

The Chamber and Concert Choirs join the Men's and Women's Choirs for a special evening of music on Friday, November 4, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. On Tuesday, November 8, the Jazz and Percussion Ensembles will perform a joint concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. These events are free and wheelchair accessible.

Eurydice theater play, 2016
SPU Theatre Presents Eurydice

The SPU Theatre Department presents Eurydice, November 10-12 and 17-19, at 7:30 p.m. in E.E. Bach Theatre in McKinley Hall. The production is a modern retelling of the famous Greek love story of Orpheus from the point of view of his wife, who is living in the underworld with her father. A new twist to the story is revealed as Orpheus makes his way to bring Eurydice back to the world of the living. Visit the McKinley Theater Box Office for more information and to order tickets.


Urban Preview
Urban Preview, November 6-7

On November 6 and 7, hundreds of prospective students will be on campus for Urban Preview. This overnight visit is for high school seniors interested in SPU and who would be the first in their family to attend college or are from diverse communities. They will be on campus participating in many academic and co-curricular activities, including staying in the residence halls and attending application workshops, admissions information sessions, class visits, a majors and co-curricular fair, and more. Please look for these students and their guests, and make them feel welcome.

Treadmill runner
Weight Room, Fitness Center, and Locker Rooms in Brougham Pavilion

The weight room and fitness center in Brougham Pavilion are available to faculty and staff. If you are interested in using these facilities and need locker room access in Brougham, contact Madi Velling, office manager in Athletics, at 206-281-2085 or The cost for locker room access is $6 per month, paid through payroll deduction.

Sacred Sounds
Tickets on Sale for Sacred Sounds of Christmas

Tickets for SPU’s annual Sacred Sounds of Christmas concert are now available. This event sells out every year, so buy your tickets early. The concert is Tuesday, November 29, 7:30 p.m., in McCaw Hall at Seattle Center. Sacred Sounds of Christmas features the best of traditional Advent and Christmas music from around the world, performed by the Music Department's nationally recognized student and faculty musicians. Buy tickets online.


Flu shot
Flu Shots Available

Flu shots are now available in Health Services, located in Watson Hall. Current staff, faculty, and dependents (age 15 years and up) who have Cigna coverage through SPU may receive their annual flu shot free of charge as part of the preventive care benefit. For those not covered by Cigna, the cost is $25. Make an appointment by calling 206-281-2231.

Camp Casey
Winter/Spring Camp Casey Reservations

Winter/spring reservation requests are now being taken for the Faculty/Staff House at SPU’s Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island. The available dates of stay are January 4 through June 12, 2017. Reservation requests are due by November 14, 2016, and can only be made by full-time faculty and staff. The academic year requests are selected by lottery and are not affected by summer stays at Casey. Visit the Camp Casey website to request a reservation. If you have questions, contact Camp Casey at 866-661-6604 or


10th of the month
Staff Payroll and Benefit Changes?

The 10th of each month is the last day to make changes to your upcoming payroll check. Do you need to add or remove your spouse and/or children from your health care plans? If so, contact Human Resources (HR) to complete the appropriate form. Changes might include events that are expected to impact your benefits and deductions, such as your spouse or children gaining or losing coverage due to employment, birth, marriage, etc. Additionally, any changes you wish to make to your 403(b) account contributions must be made by the 10th of the month. For changes to your 403(b) account, contact Transamerica Retirement Solutions at 1-888-676-5512 (5 a.m.-6 p.m. PST), or 1-800-755-5801. If you have any other benefits-related changes, call Mardeth Hughes in HR at 206-281-2816.

Stationary envelopes
Stationery Orders Due November 1

You have until 9:59 a.m. on Tuesday, November 1, to have stationery order(s) delivered on November 14. Stationery orders are delivered once a month. Orders made after 10 a.m. on November 1 will be delivered December 16. To see deadlines and delivery dates for the remainder of the fiscal year, visit the “Create an Order” stationery page in Banner. For more information, contact Hope McPherson in University Communications at

Falcons Home Games

For the latest information on Falcon sports, visit the website.

Saturday, November 5
Exhibition game: Men's basketball vs Lewis & Clark College, Brougham Pavilion, 4:30 p.m.

Exhibition game: Women's basketball vs George Fox, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m.

Men's soccer vs Simon Fraser, Interbay Stadium, 7 p.m.


Thursday deadline
Faculty/Staff Bulletin Deadline

The Faculty/Staff Bulletin is published weekly during the academic year. If you have information or event news, send it as soon as possible to Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at Submissions may be edited for clarity. The next deadline is Thursday, November 3. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, November 7, 2016.

Faculty & Staff News

Karen Snedker
Snedker’s Article Published

An article co-written by Associate Professor of Sociology Karen Snedker titled “Adolescent Mental Health: Neighborhood Stress Effects on Emotional Distress” was published in Youth & Society 48(5): 695-715. The article was co-written by Jerry Herting from the University of Washington Sociology Department.

Alberto Ferreiro
Ferreiro Presents Paper

Professor of European History Alberto Ferreiro delivered the paper “The Memory of Martin of Tours, Ithacius of Ossonoba, and Maximus in Gallia and Hispania after Priscillian’s Execution at Trier (385)” at a recent conference in Tours, France. The conference, La figure martinienne. Essor et renaissances de l'Antiquité tardive à nos jours. Colloque International, 1700ème anniversaire de la naissance de saint Martin (316-2016), was held October 12-16 and commemorated the 1700th anniversary of the birth of St. Martin of Tours in 316, who is the patron saint of France and one of the most widely venerated saints worldwide. Alberto was the only American invited to this meeting that featured representatives from eight countries.

From the Archives

Witch's tag
Halloween-themed Tolo

From University Archivist Adrienne Meier: Tolo was the title given to Seattle Pacific College’s “Sadie Hawkins” event in which women and men swapped social roles. Tolo was held throughout the 1950s and 1960s, and in 1954 had a Halloween theme. The October 21, 1954, issue of the Falcon reported: “The Tolo party scheduled for Friday night, October 29, will be the highlighting conclusion of a week in which the ladies will ask the men for dates and will perform simple courtesies for them.” The photo shows the Halloween-themed name tag used by student Carolyn Hoffman, and is from the scrapbook kept by her date for the evening, Ron Wilkowski.


Volume #44 , Issue #37 | Published by: University Communications

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